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now. >> you were shocked when you heard that president obama had named mary jo white to lead the securities and exchange commission. and you wrote that she was a partner in a law firm that represented a lot of these big banks. you know, bank of america, goldman sachs, chase, aig, morgan stanley. you said, "she dropped out and made the move a lot of regulators make, leaving government to make bucket loads of money, working for the people she used to police." and i gather your great concern is that you don't want to see the country's top financial cop being indebted to the people who created the bank roe? >> right. yeah, absolutely. i mean, it's just simple common sense. i mean, you're sitting on $10 million, $15 million, however much money she made working there at debevoise and plimpton when she was a partner and you owe that money to this specific group of clients and now you're in charge of policing them, just psychologically think of that. it doesn't really work, you know? it doesn't really work in terms of how aggressive a prosecutor should be, what his attitude towards t
-hour -- >> in his state of the union address, u.s. president barack obama proposes fresh negotiations on a transatlantic free trade agreement. >> pope benedict celebrates his last public mass as pontiff inside st. peter's basilica in rome. >> and the movie "night train to lisbon" has its world premiere at the berlin film festival. president barack obama says the american economy has made important progress, but there is still a long way to go. he delivered the annual state of the union address in washington last night and urged americans to help jump-start the country's sluggish -- sluggish economy. >> pushing hard for a special economy would significant job growth. that looks like the message obama plans to hammer home time and time again during his time in office. >> presidents also touched on foreign policy, praising u.s. soldiers stationed in afghanistan and promising them a speedy return home. >> the president of the united states. [applause] >> it is a washington ritual, long applause, handshakes, and hugs on both sides of the aisle. in his speech, obama focused clearly on domes
>>> welcome to "newsline." it's friday, february 22nd. a senior official says barack obama is looking forward to what abe has to say. he said obama is eager to hear about a dispute with china. abe is meeting obama for the first time since he moved back into the prime minister's office two months ago. they are expected to discuss a free trade deal, the alliance between their countries and the push for united nations sanctions on north korea. obama wants to hear abe's take on the dispute over the senkaku islands. japan nationalized the islands in december. china and taiwan claim them. it's in the interest of the obama administration to have the dispute solved in a peaceful manner. prime minister abe is planning to visit russia before the end of the year to meet with the president. when he does another dispute, another issue will be on the agenda. russia control tgs islands and japan claims them. >> translator: this is an important year to build a new relationship. i hope it paves the way for abe's visit. >> mori delivered a letter from abe. putin said he, too, hoped for bette
. >> this work is a to priority for the obama administration, for the entire administration and the dedicated men and women of the united states department of justice. >> holder said he was concerned about economic espionage and cyber attacks from people in china. he listed several cases in which chinese nationals were convicted of stealing trade or secrets. president barack obama expressed his worries last week in his state of the union. he said what he called enemies are trying to sabotage the power grid, financial institutions and air traffic control systems. obama signed a new executive order to strengthen cyber defenses. officials said last year that the number of cyber attacks targeting critical infrastructure has risen dramatical dramatically. they reported 198 cases in 2011. only nine two years earlier. >>> japanese and chinese officials have not seen eye to eye over the past few months but two diplomats have found some common ground. they agreed to cooperate on the nuclear program in north korea. shinsuke met in beijing with a special envoy for korean peninsula wu dawei. north korean sci
obama, and the republican response. >> his solution to gradually every problem we face is for washington to tax more and spend more. >> a call for an increase in the minimum wage. >> why what we want to make it harder for small employers to hire people? >> a plea for tougher gun laws. >> the families of new town deserve a vote. >> most aggressive campaign in history to destroy our second amendment rights. >> filibustering chuck hagel. the pope resigns. what lies ahead for the catholic church? >> the church is a 200-plus- year-old institution that has not changed very much. society is leaving the church way behind. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> the president says the economy is improving, but we have to do better. he says republicans don't have a clue, and that austerity is not the answer. he says it is time to educate our children and rebuild our infrastructure. the president's fourth state of the union. how do we pay the bill? >> nothing i am proposing tonight should increase our deficit by a single dime. >> the president offered more of the same -
agenda. he's heading to washington to meet with u.s. president barack obama. white house officials say they'll discuss economic issues, the u.s.-japan security alliance, and their approach to north korea. north korean officials launched a rocket in december. they said they put a satellite into space. but western leaders say they were testing technology for a ballistic missile. some security analysts say such a missile could reach the u.s. west coast and could carry a nuclear payload. north korean scientists carried out another underground nuclear test last week. and authorities in pyongyang have hinted they may conduct another rocket launch before the end of this year. abe and obama will meet on friday at the white house. japanese government officials say the leaders will discuss the deployment of a second x band radar. u.s. army personnel already operate those systems at an air self-defense force base in northern japan. one government official says the additional system will make it possible to track missiles aimed at japan or the u.s. >>> a north korean diplomat made another kind of
. >>> japanese prime minister shinzo abe and u.s. president barack obama have met for the first time. they just wrapped up a meeting in washington and touched on everything from the threat posed by north korea to a wide ranging free trade agreement. abe says he and obama agree ed concrete policies and the alliance's future direction. >> translator: i can confidently say the trust and bond in the japan/u.s. alliance are completely restored. >> obviously, japan is one of our closest allies. and the u.s./japan alliance is the central foundation for our regional security and so much of what we do in the pacific region. >> abe said he and obama agreed to take decisive action in response to north korea's missile launches and tests. abe says they'll work together on a new ruz aleutian and tougher sanctions. he also spoke about the east china sea. china and taiwan claim it. he says his administration would respond calmly to china's challenges and noted the u.s.-japan alliance acts as a stabilizing factor. both governments issued a statement on the u.s.-led negotiations for the trans pacific partnership
the election the president obama has been on the defense. i don't think that is true. i agree with mark on this, that republicans will bear the brunt of this initially because they are seen as the obstructionists. looking at it in sheer political terms, this as global implications for the u.s. economy tanking as a result of this. >> you think the american people are getting fed up with this? this has been going on for years. >> and worse and worse, so that there is no planning. you have a five-year transportation bill, then a two-year transportation bill, then and nothing transportation bill. >> what does it take to make the government do the right thing? what sort of crisis? i would rather have an internal washington crisis to force them to do it than wait for a real crisis. if this were a forcing event, it would not be such a bad thing. >> but we keep having these forcing events and all that happens is that we keep waiting another three months. >> every state is going to be affected by this. >> the fall line and a conservative movement is clear here. -- fault line in the conservative movement
home after several weeks in washington. he delivered a message to barack obama. >> abe has vowed to get the economy growing again during his second shot at power. the prime minister taught americans that he was back and so was japan. he and president barack obama issued a statement that signals abe might be leaning toward joining the asians on the transpacific partnership. they say japanese officials will not have to abolish tariffs on rice and other products before joining the talks. abe underscored japan's commitment to ensuring the asia pacific region. he said he may decrease defense spending. he said he is even considering allowing japan to exercise its right to depends an ally under attack. the official position of the japanese government is that collective self-defense is against the constitution. abe explained japan's position on the senkaku islands. japan purchased the islands in september. chinese ships have entered the water around them over the last several months. >> translator: president obama and i agree at the summit to cooperate to defend free waters and to establish ord
. netanyahu says iran will be at the top of his agenda when u.s. president barack obama visits israel next month. >>> chinese officials have taken over management of a port in pakistan. officials from a chinese state run firm acquired the rights last month to control gwadar port in south western pakistan. it lies near the strait of hormuz. pakistani president and chinese ambassador attended a hand over ceremony in the capital. the port is strategic for chinc. it imports crude oil from the north. >> it gives importance to china-pakistan relations. >> the chinese ambassador says much of china remains unstable. they must take advantage when they see openings. >> to seize opportunities. >> chinese companies were recently involved in a series of port projects in myanmar. the entrance into pakistan has raised concerns in india. >>> people in many parts of china say the clouds of smog they have seen for weeks make it harder to breathe. scientists say particles in the air could damage people's health. researchers studied samples from the atmosphere over beijing and two other areas. they detected a
down they will get blamed. the only answer is to get together and obama thinks he has them on the ropes and republicans cannot seem to get themselves together. >> we just heard dr. paul say it was the president's idea. wasn't it? >> who cares? it's a bad idea on both sides. it's the blame game. it is the president's responsibility far more than anyone else, particularly a second term president who just won reelection. it's his responsibility to rise above this nonsense. he's not doing it. >> ought to show you something. this was a cover during the mid- 1990's and the speaker of the house complained that he had to exit air force one by the rear door, but that's not the point. the public complained and blamed president clinton, but after a while, his numbers went up and gingrich himself has said that the budget standoff with the single most avoidable mistake as speaker. you can never be sure how these things are going to play. >> the gingrich example is certainly instructive. he was the man of the year for "time" and he plummeted to 16% favorable. that is just a little bit south of donald
the economy and is not manipulating exchange rates to devalue the yen. >>> u.s. president barack obama wants republicans to compromise before budget cuts take effect on friday. >> there are too many republicans in congress right now who refuse to compromise even an inch. there's no reason why we can't come together and find a sensible way to reduce the deficit over the long term. >> obama on tuesday spoke at a shipyard in virginia. workers there build ships for the u.s. navy. he said hundreds of thousands of jobs could be lost in virginia alone. the mandated cuts in defense and other areas were postponed when congress discussed a so-called fiscal cliff in december. congress has not come up with any measures to deal with deficits. and unless concessions are made, americans will have to bear the brunt of $85 billion in budget cuts. let's take a look at the markets now. first getting a check of stocks. tokyo stock prices are trading lower today. market watchers say investors remain concerned about italy's fiscal restructuring. meanwhile, sentiment is somewhat supported by tuesday's u.s. stock m
. then there are political relations. chancellor merkel and president obama are said to be cordial with one another but not close. what there is, though, is in recognition of the need to work together. >> on both sides of the atlanta, there is a realization that we are not as strong as we thought we were. but the u.s. and europe have been weakened by the financial crisis, and that has led to the conclusion that we need to do more to grow stronger together. >> president obama has sought to allay fears among europeans that he couldn't let them in favor of asia. in his recent state of the union address, he promised to forge closer trade links. >> tonight, i'm announcing we will launch talks on a comprehensive trans-atlantic trade and investment partnership with the european union because trade that is fair and free across the atlantic supports millions of good-paying american jobs. >> the american president envisions a free-trade zone with common standards and conditions for businesses. that would, for instance, allow european firms to compete on equal footing with their american rivals for constructi
to tell you about. >> so stay with us. >> president barack obama taking his second oath of office in front of hundreds of thousands in the nation's capital. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear... >> ...that i will faithfully execute... >> ...that i will faithfully execute... >> ...the office of president of the united states.... >> ...the office of president of the united states... >> ...and will, to the best of my ability... >> ...and will, to the best of my ability... >> ...preserve, protect, and defend... >> ...preserve, protect, and defend... >> ...the constitution of the united states. >> ...the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god? >> ...so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. [ cheers and applause ] >> supreme court chief justice john roberts swearing in the the constitution mandates the president take office on january 20th, which fell on a sunday this year. president obama becomes the second president to take the oath a total of four times, including twice during his first term. vice president joe biden also being sworn in for a second term, a
. >> thursday was not a good day for chuck hagel, president obama's tourist to be his next defense secretary. his old friend and fellow vietnam veteran john mccain jump all over hagel for opposing the surge in iraq. >> were you correct or incorrect when you said the search would be the most dangeus foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam? correct or incorrect? yes or no? are you going to answer the question, senator hagel? the question is, were you right or wrong? i would like to answer whether you were right or wrong. and you are free to elaborate. >> i am not going to give you a yes or no answer -- >> let the record show that you refuse to answer the question. >> he finally gave the answer he wanted to give. >> i saw the suffering and consequences of a war. i did second think the search. would this be worth the sacrifice? we lost almost 1200 dead americans during that period was it required, necessary? >> how much of that exchange was political, how much was personal, and how much was related to our defense policy, mark? >> 92, 11, 13. [laughter] a lot of it was personal. one
obama when they meet later this month. they will go over something that's been a thorn in japan-u.s. relations. the relocation of a u.s. military base. both governments want the plan to go ahead but the people in japan south aren't on board. >> reporter: they talk about relocating the station. >> translator: we must remove the futuma air station as soon as possible, in accordance with an agreement with the u.s. government. >> translator: we want the base to be moved out of okinawa. >> reporter: okinawa is japan's southernmost prefecture. the island district comprises only 0.6% of japan's land but hosts 70% of the u.s. bases in the nation. for many, futenma symbolizes okinawans unfair burden in ensuring japan's security. this is the futenma air station. you see aircrafts, runway and if you turn this way, you can see how close the residential area of okinawa is to the space. in 1996, the u.s. agreed to return the futenma site to japan. masahide ota was okinawa's governor then. >> i was so happy, and -- but after one year or so, i was told that the, even though they would return th
's kospi is trading higher by tenth of a percent. u.s. president barack obama nominee for secretary of the treasurely is asking lawmakers for bipartisan report. he said this is needed to keep the u.s. economy on the path to recovery. lew spoke to senators on wednesday. he is seeking their approval for his appoint to obama's second term cabinet. he said he's resolved to reduce the nation's huge budget deficit. he asked republicans and democrats to work together. >> we must put our nation back on a path of fiscal sustainability. we cannot allow the harmful cuts known as the sequester to go into effect. these cuts would impose inflected wounds to the recov y recovery. the strong dollar is in the best interest of promoting u.s. growth. if confirmed i would not change ta policy. >> officials in the u.s. will start talk to form a transatlantic free trade agreement. it would create a huge trade block and account for nearly all of global production. the plan was announced in a joint statement on wednesday. they have agreed to launch negotiations for a comprehensive plan. the united states
home the bacon. although the money power that controls congress could thwart everything obama proposed in his state of the union address, there was not a single word in that speech about taming the power of private money over public policy. and so it goes. the golden rule of politics. he who has the gold, rules. can we do anything about it? my two guests think we can. they say that if anybody should own the politicians, we the people should. dan cantor is a former community and union organizer who's executive director of the working families party. that's a third party that began in new york state and has now spread to five others. since its launch 15 years ago, he's helped lead the party's efforts to elect progressive candidates throughout the state and worked to increase new york's minimum wage and raise taxes on the rich. jonathan soros is one of those who would pay more. he's a lawyer, investor, and philanthropist working on economic change and social goods. a senior fellow at the roosevelt institute exploring the role of corporations in society, and co-founder of the super pac fri
and taiwan claim it. former u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton says the obama administration opposing any unilateral action. her successor, john kerry, supports that position. >>> rebels in syria are making important strides. it provides electricity to aleppo and other northern cities. the rebels have surrounded a aleppo airport and other places around the country. they launched a major attack. they are vowing to liberate the capital damascus. they are worried civil war may be spilling across the border. it killed 12 people and damaged vehicles taking aid supplies to syria. >>> european authorities are investigating several firms in connection with a meat labeling scandal. food safety regulators are looking into the possibility someone deliberately switched beef for horse meat because it's cheaper to produce. officials in britain and ireland studied frozen lasagnes and hamburgers sold this year in supermarkets. the british regulators found 60% of the meat used in lasagne was from horses, but the products were labeled as 100% beef. they recalled them after tests confirmed they containe
are practically flat on their back. president obama has finally recognized they need help. in his state of the union, he proposed an increase in the minimum wage. >> tonight let's declare that in the wealthiest nation on earth, no one who works full-time should have to live in poverty, and raise the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour. >> but as the economist dean baker points out this week, "if the minimum wage had risen in step with productivity growth, it would be over $16.50 an hour today." we talk a lot about what's happening to the middle class, but the american dream's really become a nightmare for the poor. just about everyone has an opinion about the trouble we're in. the blame game is at fever pitch in washington where obstinate republicans and hapless democrats once again play kick-the-can with the problems we face. you wish they would just stop and listen to richard wolff. an attentive and systematic observer of capitalism and democracy, he taught economics for 25 years at the university of massachusetts and has published books such as "democracy at work," "occupy the economy
. stay tuned. >> welcome back. u.s. president barack obama will deliver the annual state of the union address in just a few hours in washington. he will set out his plans for a second term in office. >> north korea's nuclear plant is likely to top his plan of foreign policy issues, but domestically, he also has a host of policies to address from immigration to climate change to gun legislation. >> note issue will get as much attention as the economy. unemployment is still high and almost 8%, and while there have been some encouraging signs of recovery, many americans are still struggling to get by. >> the noise may be unpleasant, but people here are happy to have jobs. local carpet factories are employed in -- an important employer. delta calls itself the carpet capital of the world. over the years, immigrants have flocked to the city to work in such factories. today, about half the population is hispanic. intel was hit hard by the financial crisis. them in mid 2009, our business was hit with the recession just like everybody else, so we limped along for a couple of years, but now tha
.s. officials. they suggest the north koreans may be waiting to hear what u.s. president barack obama has to say in his state of the union address. analysts from an international monitoring agency were ready. officials with the comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty organization say this test was bigger than the one they tracked four years ago. >> the magnitude of the event, because of the logarithmic scale of increase, is twice as big as it was in 2009. >> the analysts said they measured a seismic event with a magnitude of 4.9 in northeastern north korea. monitors at 23 sites around the world, including australia and antarctica picked up the tremor. the analysts said the event showed what they called clear explosion-like characteristics. they said they're checking to see whether any radioactive substances were released. >>> opposition forces in syria are claiming another victory. they say they've seized a military air base and its arsenal. rebels say they've taken control of the al jarrah air base near the northern city of aleppo. they say they've captured fighter jets and a large number of weap
. first lady michelle obama making an unprecedented appearance by video from the white house to announce the winner of best picture. >> and the oscar goes to -- argo! [applause] >> ben affleck of's political thriller took the top prize. he reacted with disbelief. >> when they give us the trophies, i was confident that we would win. >> europeans were also richly rewarded this year. christoph waltz 14 best supporting actor for his role in quentin tarantino's "django unchained." the best foreign language film also when to an austrian, "armour." the difficulties facing a couple after one has suffered a stroke. jennifer lawrence for best actress in "silver linings playbook and then he became the first man to win three oscars in a leading role for his portrayal of abraham lincoln. taiwanese director ang lee told the best director prize from "life of pi," about a young man stranded on a boat with a tiger. >> i'm very happy. i share this excitement with all of the taiwanese people, people everywhere. >> overall, "life of pi" one the most taking home four. >> before we go, a time for a recap of t
to president obama for science, technology and innovation. right now she teaches communications law at the benjamin cardozo school of law here in new york city and is a fellow at the roosevelt institute. susan crawford, welcome. >> thank you so much. >> "captive audience?" who's the captive? >> us, all of us. what's happened is that these enormous telecommunications companies, comcast and time warner on the wired side, verizon and at&t on the wireless side, have divided up markets, put themselves in the position where they're subject to no competition and no oversight from any regulatory authority. and they're charging us a lot for internet access and giving us second class access. this is a lot like the electrification story from the beginning of the 20th century. initially electricity was viewed as a luxury. so when f.d.r. came in, 90% of farms didn't have electricity in america at the same time that kids in new york city were playing with electric toys. and f.d.r. understood how important it was for people all over america to have the dignity and self-respect and sort of cultural
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